Sunday, April 24, 2011

How I Survived Lent

I gave up sweets for lent (donuts, cookies, cake, pie, ice cream and candy) and it actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Sure I missed a homemade cookie every now and then but I found little ways to trick my brain I was eating something sweet.

I thought I'd share my new favorite low-calorie (sweet) snacks!

I love Granola Thins! 90 calories of deliciousness... they come in dark chocolate, too.

I get a sweet kick from these 100 calorie packs!

Weight Watchers black cherry jello. Only 10 calories!

What are your favorite sweet snacks?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Austin Recap

Note: I wrote this post on my blogger ap and I didn't want the pictures to be this big!

I went to Austin a few weeks ago... the purpose of the trip was to run my first 10K but I didin't get to because of my knee injury. Even so, I still had a great time with my best friend, Renata, and my dear friend, Jenni!
Me and my bib... but I didn't run. :)
Spider House in Austin
Supporting Renata at the Cap 10K!

On our way to 6th Street after the race

My first stuffed avocado.... delicious! GREAT TRIP!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm not allowed to run

Or use the elliptical. Or do anything that causes pain to my knee. A few weeks ago, I hurt my knee and then after running a 5K, occasional pain turned into constant pain. Constant pain prevented me from running 1 mile, which led to a doctor visit, which led to x-rays and now physical therapy a couple times a week.

I'm actually very lucky because it's not a horrible injury. I don't need surgery. It'll heal with time, rest and strength training. Also, from learning to run in a different way with the help of my physical therapist. How I run doesn't help my knee. Blame the many years of ballet!

I have to tell you guys... I really miss cardio. But I am looking at the silver lining. After this is over, I am going to be a better runner. I am never going to take it for granted again. I have to admit I feel envy inside when I see a runner. I also admit that I worry about losing my muscle and gaining back the weight I have lost. But I will power through because if you focus on the negatives, they are going to outweigh the positives... and bring you down.

You can count on me running again soon. After all, my new year's resolution is to run a 15K in October. I'm sticking to my PT workouts and going to the gym to do abs and arms... anything I can do to feel like I'm staying in shape. Until then, no running posts for a while. Maybe just swimming posts... I want to find a new gym with a pool!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

So I have to ask...

What is it about Rosie Pope's (Pregnant in Heels) voice?

I need to figure this out. Is it an accent? An attempt to conceal an accent? (No one should ever do that!) A speech impediment?

Branding a Baby